Thank you for visiting Emma Hart Aesthetics today. It was lovely to see you, and we hope you enjoyed your treatment.

Below are some helpful aftercare guidelines to follow allowing for optimal treatment results

  1. Avoid wearing tight clothing for 48 hours

Although you may not feel heat still within the skin, there will still be heat held under the skin which needs to disperse, avoid wearing tight clothing for 48 hours prior on the treatment areas to allow the heat to escape and avoid sensitivity to the area.

2. Avoid heat treatments for 48 hours

Take cooler baths & showers for 48 hours post treatment to avoid creating extra heat on the skin which can lead to an adverse reaction. This includes swimming, saunsa, steam rooms etc.

3. Avoid the sun & wear a high SPF

During your laser hair removal course, it’s best to stay out of the sun to avoid tanning the skin. Use a hat to protect your face from the sun right after treatment, and always apply sunscreen throughout the day. We are not able to treat tanned skin as it can lead to adverse reaction and unsatisfactory results.

4. Avoid using active ingredients for 48 hours

It’s important to steet clear of active ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, and retinol while your skin is still vulnerable. Avoid using any exfoliating cleansers or products during this time. High-impact activities that cause perspiration and sebum can also cause irritation, so it’s best to steet clear of those aswell.

5. DO NOT pluck, wax, thread or use hair removal creams

Please ensure you only shave between your laser appointments to ensure the hair root is intact, waxing etc can disturb your natural growth cycle leading to unsatisfactory results. ALSO please shave the area 24 hours prior to each laser hair removal appointment.

6. Itchy & Sensitive can occur

Although rare, you may experience an histamine reaction leading to itchy, red raised follicles in the treated area and can feel like sunburn. Blisteres can also occur. Please contact us if you do experience side effects as noted, for longer than a couple of hours post treated.

7. Aloe Vera application post treatment

We always advise clients to purchase our Aloe Vera aftercare and keep it in the fridge for post treatment use. This will help re-hydrate and cool the skin once at home.

8. Hair shedding & regrowth

It is normal for the treated hair to continue to grow for the next 10-21 days post treatment before it sheds, this depends on the type of laser head used. Depending on the laser head used you may also experience a crispy or rough regrowth for a couple of days this is completely normal as the hair is burnt from the laser.